Mosman Cricket Club’s Varun George headlined some fantastic individual performances in round five of McDonald’s NSW Premier Cricket lower grades.
George’s innings of 197 led the charge for Second Grade after there were lots of runs scored in First Grade on Saturday.
George’s innings came off only 204 balls and included 30 fours and three sixes. It was the 18-year-old’s maiden Premier Cricket century with his previous highest score being 78.
At Owen Earle Oval, UNSW second grade batsman Joseph Byrnes scored 171 in helping guide his side to 8-390 declared. In just his second game of the season, the opening batsman produced his first century of the season and ensured that UNSW got to a formidable total.
After having success against Sutherland in First Grade, Manly kept the trend going in Third Grade buoyed by an innings of 144 from wicketkeeper batsman Aiden Bariol. His innings allowed Manly-Warringah to make a total of 7-319. Bariol was also involved in a first wicket partnership of 215 with fellow opener William Wolter (95).
Not to be outdone by the batsmen, the bowlers provided some highlights with some superb individual performances.
17-year-old Adam Burton was the star with the ball collecting 7-89 from 21.3 overs for Penrith Cricket Club Third Grade in their match against Randwick Petersham.
Making the effort even more remarkable was the fact that Burton was playing his first game in Third Grade having spent the first four rounds of the season plying his trade in Fourth Grade. Randwick Petersham was dismissed for 216 and in reply Penrith is 2-72.
Elsewhere, in Fourth Grade at Rawson Park, Northern District’s Ajaypal Singh collected impressive figures of 6-19. His bowling effort helped dismiss Mosman for just 112 and in reply Northern District is 4-98.
Fairfield Liverpool’s Gavin Drayton rounds off the lower grade performances with figures of 6-36 in the Third Grade match against Campbelltown-Camden at Raby 3. The innings takes Drayton’s season tally to 10 wickets.